Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Catch-All – Shepards with Jobs

Had the chance to play a round with 3 other GWJers last night, which was good fun. Thanks for running a Bronze one for the newbile. Picked a Human Vanguard and had a blast (until I died 2-3 rounds before the end). Had to sign off after that round unfortunately, but I am definitely hankering for more. Time to tell the lady-friend that I may be spending some time playing online again.

Btw. just by that single round (of maybe 15 mins), my galactic readiness climbed from 50% to 55%, my Vanguard went from level 1 to 5 and earned 15k credits. So even for us usually singleplayer-focused folks, getting a high GR before ending the game should be manageable.

Mr Crinkle wrote:

I don't understand how sabotage works so I've stayed away from it so far. What things can I hack, just turrets and those silly floating drones? How close do I have to be to hack them?

I've put all of my points into her cloak and maxed her passives. I just trip around one shot Claymoring everything in sight. Last night I found a competent sniper to pair with and we were breezing through the silver stages with a rotating cast of flunkies.

Sabotage is like an easy mode button if you end up fighting the Geth.

Mr Crinkle wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

I mainly play with the Quarian Infiltrator, and I've been rocking a Phalanx and Claymore combo. I miss the sniper rifle but if that's how I want to play, I go human. The Quarian is all about sabotage. I might switch the Phalanx out for an SMG since the Quarian has a skill option that reduces SMG weight by 30%. First I need a decent SMG. :P

I don't understand how sabotage works so I've stayed away from it so far. What things can I hack, just turrets and those silly floating drones? How close do I have to be to hack them?

I've put all of my points into her cloak and maxed her passives. I just trip around one shot Claymoring everything in sight. Last night I found a competent sniper to pair with and we were breezing through the silver stages with a rotating cast of flunkies.

I did see a buffed out Asari adept in action, that teleporting looks mighty entertaining :).

Sabotage also makes peoples gun malfunction for a time.

BTW, Teleporting? You must have saw a vanguard using Biotic Charge.

Tenebrous wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

I did see a buffed out Asari adept in action, that teleporting looks mighty entertaining :).

BTW, Teleporting? You must have saw a vanguard using Biotic Charge.

Either that, or the Asari 'dive roll'. They don't roll like humans, they do this biotic dash. Salarians do this funny little side hop, and Drells do the full on karate windmill. Turians and Krogran don't do nothin.

nel e nel wrote:
Tenebrous wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

I did see a buffed out Asari adept in action, that teleporting looks mighty entertaining :).

BTW, Teleporting? You must have saw a vanguard using Biotic Charge.

Either that, or the Asari 'dive roll'. They don't roll like humans, they do this biotic dash. Salarians do this funny little side hop, and Drells do the full on karate windmill. Turians and Krogran don't do nothin.

And it should be noted Asari dodging drains their barrier, so make sure you dodge in the right direction.

Mr Crinkle wrote:

I don't understand how sabotage works so I've stayed away from it so far. What things can I hack, just turrets and those silly floating drones? How close do I have to be to hack them?

I've put all of my points into her cloak and maxed her passives. I just trip around one shot Claymoring everything in sight. Last night I found a competent sniper to pair with and we were breezing through the silver stages with a rotating cast of flunkies.

Sabotage temporarily converts any mechanical enemy to your side, including turrets, Atlas mechs, and any geth. They'll be surrounded by a pinkish glow and start shooting at their former allies. The effect will wear off after a little while and they build up an immunity to it so each successive use wears off faster until it no longer has any effect at all.

Generally the tougher the enemy, the quicker it wears off. Sometimes it's a good idea to leave them alone and let them wail on your enemies and sometimes it's a good idea to get up in their face and get in a bunch of free shots.

I always feel a little bad executing my new geth friend. I imagine his last thoughts are of asking me what I'd like him to do, or perhaps of unconditional affection for me. I'm sorry, little geth. You can't come home with me.

I, on the other hand, love killing Lobster's friends. They don't shoot back, it's fun.

Imma be on tonight (whoisdialogue). See you on the front!

Anyone else having multiplayer connection issues? I was able to play a bunch of games yesterday morning but since then every game I join times out. Very frustrating since you lose all progress when this happens. Surely it can't be my connection.

Bonnonon wrote:

Turians don't climb down ladders, they jump down super quick. I know that as a human you can go to the left of a ladder and jump, but writh the turian he outright jumps. I found this out last night while fleeing an atlas with my sheilds down.

I need to test it, but I think you can double tap space as you come to a ladder to jump down as a human. I tend to just go to the right or left because it's easy enough.

Anyone try this?

nel e nel wrote:
Tenebrous wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

I did see a buffed out Asari adept in action, that teleporting looks mighty entertaining :).

BTW, Teleporting? You must have saw a vanguard using Biotic Charge.

Either that, or the Asari 'dive roll'. They don't roll like humans, they do this biotic dash. Salarians do this funny little side hop, and Drells do the full on karate windmill. Turians and Krogran don't do nothin.

Turians don't climb down ladders, they jump down super quick. I know that as a human you can go to the left of a ladder and jump, but with the turian he outright jumps. I found this out last night while fleeing an atlas with my sheilds down.

Bronze match was fun luggage. Jumping from lvl 1 to 5 is always fun.

I usually go to the side of the ladder while running. In most cases that'll let me run right off the ledge and skip the ladder entirely.

So is it advisable to only spend credits on Spectre packs in the shop? I bought my first one today and got an N7 assault rifle (M-99 something) which seems to operate much like a railgun. I likey, but now I'm so impatient for goodies that it's hard to wait until I have 60 000 credits.

Clemenstation wrote:

So is it advisable to only spend credits on Spectre packs in the shop? I bought my first one today and got an N7 assault rifle (M-99 something) which seems to operate much like a railgun. I likey, but now I'm so impatient for goodies that it's hard to wait until I have 60 000 credits.

Not necessarily. The one article about buying $100 worth of Spectre packs ended up still not having all of the classes or weapons. Probably ok to mix in some of the Vet ones too.

I played my first multi-player match today. Holy crap, that was fun! Even with pubbies, and my lack of any experience with the map I had a great time. With Goodjers it would be even better, no doubt. To this point I have a question: Is it ok for me to add the Goodjers on the spreadsheet to my friends list, or is this considered impolite? Also, I still haven't been invited to the Steam group. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to bring gifts as atonement for my newbishness? Help me have even more fun, GWJ collective!

Clemenstation wrote:

So is it advisable to only spend credits on Spectre packs in the shop? I bought my first one today and got an N7 assault rifle (M-99 something) which seems to operate much like a railgun. I likey, but now I'm so impatient for goodies that it's hard to wait until I have 60 000 credits.

I've only bought one so far and got a pretty sweet Black Widow sniper rifle. I don't actually find it particularly useful compared to the M-13 raptor. The M-13 is the perfect blend of sniper rifle and assault rifle. At any rate, I haven't found anything as useful yet. That M-13 is just killer.

I'm going to stick with veteran packs for awhile. They seem to be better bang for the buck.

Rallick wrote:

I played my first multi-player match today. Holy crap, that was fun! Even with pubbies, and my lack of any experience with the map I had a great time. With Goodjers it would be even better, no doubt. To this point I have a question: Is it ok for me to add the Goodjers on the spreadsheet to my friends list, or is this considered impolite? Also, I still haven't been invited to the Steam group. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to bring gifts as atonement for my newbishness? Help me have even more fun, GWJ collective!

I just went through the BF3 list and added people (before there was an actual ME3). If anyone has a problem with denying a friend request, screw em.

That'll give you a good starting point, and from there, you can add GWJers as you play with the few that get added to your list initially.

Rallick wrote:

I played my first multi-player match today. Holy crap, that was fun! Even with pubbies, and my lack of any experience with the map I had a great time. With Goodjers it would be even better, no doubt. To this point I have a question: Is it ok for me to add the Goodjers on the spreadsheet to my friends list, or is this considered impolite? Also, I still haven't been invited to the Steam group. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need to bring gifts as atonement for my newbishness? Help me have even more fun, GWJ collective!

I know I invited you yesterday since we're Steam friends. But I'll try and resend it.

And yeah, spam the hell out of Origin friends. Or friend me, and then friend everyone on my friends list. I think I'm up to 50 goodjers now.

I'm going to be lazy and just hop on vent at 8pm EST tonight and add anyone who's on the server at that time.

Thanks for the help, Stele! I'm in the group (I possibly was all along, but I couldn't see it. Odd.) and I restarted (and updated) Origin, so now I see your friend request. I will be adding other GWJers when I get a chance. Let the good times roll!

Weird, seems those who ordered the Digital Deluxe edition can't play with standard version players.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Anyone know how to set hotkeys in multiplayer? It just doesn't feel RIGHT having my grenades on 2. They should be on 3!

LobsterMobster wrote:

Anyone know how to set hotkeys in multiplayer? It just doesn't feel RIGHT having my grenades on 2. They should be on 3!

This! My kingdom for this!

I'll be on for some multiplayer tonight.

Origin name cube13.

Since I just picked up the game today (for 360), I also checked out the multi for the first time. Seems like quite a challenge, especially when you don't know where the enemies are coming from each round, but it's fun for sure.

I sent a few FRs along to some 360ers in this thread. Anyone else, feel free to send me one; you can never have enough squadmates for Reaper face-shooting.

What does the Ops Survival Pack do? It's the equipment on the right D-pad slot.

Jonman wrote:

What does the Ops Survival Pack do? It's the equipment on the right D-pad slot.

Fully restore your health and shields. They're awesome.

So it's an uber-medi-gel?

Medigel works when you're downed, survival pack works before you go down.

I think that unless there turn out to be specific Uncommons that you really want to have, the best purchase strategy may be to buy nothing but Recruit and Spectre packs. I jumped to Spectres fairly quickly and found that while it's great to get those rare weapons, it takes forever to acquire and upgrade mods & characters this way. I went back to just buying Recruit packs and now the mods are stacking up like crazy.

OK, Vanguard Biotic Charge + Nova = Hulk Smash. Why did I just find this?

I just started equipping a pistol or SMG and nothing else, just bouncing around smashing puny things with my power. Rarely shooting. Getting an occasional melee kill for the medal.

EDIT: Also, when should you start moving a character into Silver?